October 8th, Buffalo Indie Author Day
Buffalo Public Library
October 11th, Online Launch Party!!
Join me on Facebook for an open-house style party with fun and games and prizes.
October 15th, East Aurora Launch of Death of a Toy Soldier
October 16th, Clarence Barnes and Noble, 2pm-4pm
October 22nd, Amherst NY Barnes and Noble, 2pm-4pm
Liz McCall, the amateur sleuth at the heart of the new Vintage Toyshop series, is blogging over at Killer Characters on July 29th! So go read what she has to say and enter to win this Super Swag Pack PLUS the advance review copy of DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER.
(Sometimes Blogger hiccups. If you can't post a comment over there, leave one here, and I'll make sure your name is entered!)
Look for a Goodreads Giveaway of DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER starting July 1st. I'll try to post a link when it's live.
Good news! ARCs (advance reader copies) for DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER HAVE ARRIVED! Aren't they spiffy?
Bad news: I only have seven of them, and I can name about thirty or so bloggers/ reviewers off the top of my head that I'd love to share them with.
So, since the cozy mystery community is so warm and sharing (TRULY!), somebody (you can blame Terrie Moran for this) came up with the idea of sharing the books among yourselves. Kind of a literary hot potato or musical chairs, without the risk of embarrassment or personal injury.
Here's how I'm hoping it works. I'll make a list and send books to the folks at the top of the list, and when one blogger/ reviewer is done with the book, they can contact me, and I'll give them the address of the next person on the list to mail it to.
Keep in mind that by adding your name to the list, you are agreeing to mail a book to someone when you're done with it. It can be media mail, so it's not a huge expense. (I'll make sure you don't have to ship internationally.) You might even end up with a new pen pal!
So, if you'd like to participate, in the form below, I'll need your name and email address. In the comment spot let me know where you blog (URL) or where you post reviews. And also if you have a preference as to when you'd like a book. (If you're tied up now, then we probably want to keep you off the top of the list.) I cannot guarantee that everyone on the list will receive a book, but we have until October, so as long as nobody sits on a book too long, they can really get around.
Time to reveal the winners of the pre-launch and Goodreads contests. They are:
Congrats! Your signed books are on the way!
And the pre-launch contest winners, chosen by random number generation, are:
The bonus "sharers" book goes to Meaghan Clark!
And the flower pendant is on it's way to Della Williamson!
Thanks to all who participated in the launch of Floral Depravity!
Barbara Early (A.K.A. Beverly Allen) grew up buried in the snowy suburbs of Buffalo, NY, where she developed a love for all things sedentary: reading, writing, classic movies, and Facebook Scrabble. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, but her penchant for the creative caused her to run away screaming from the pocket-protector set.